Saxifraga hostii

Saxifraga hostii

updated: added late autumn picture
updated: added late summer picture

a.k.a. Encrusted Saxifrage, Silver Saxifrage

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Saxifraga

Species: hostii

Type: Perennial

Type other: Alpine & Rock

Height: 6-24 in. (15-60 cm)

Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Foliage: Evergreen

Soil pH from: 6.6 to 7.0 (neutral)

Soil pH to: 8.1 to 8.5 (strongly alkaline)

Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball. From herbaceous stem cuttings. From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse, stratify if sowing indoors

Seed: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Otherdetails: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Suitable for growing in containers

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